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Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
of the united states but he could buy whatever he wanted to have until that is the year 1947. >>> at the age of 74, wr hurst had bulldozed the most prosperous paper in the world. hurst couldn't save himself he was a brilliant newspaper technician but he was a willfully inept administrator. in 1947 he had to give up financial control of the world within a world that he had created. he had to stop buying and building. the unkindness part of all is when he started to start paying off the symbols and realities of his power. if he sold the newspaper in rochester new york as he did, that meant he could no longer billow out he message to that corner of the country. but the trust committee now charged had the fiscal power to be ruthless. hurst agreed to get rid of three of his collections. his collections of silver, medieval armour reu -- medieval armory and art were said to be the best in the world. but what he said, was not worth what he paid for. >> this whole system of income taxation has degenerated into a racket. in which the public tries to cheat the government and the government tries to r
Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
in the culture of the united states than san francisco in the 50s. >> i think you're probably right. certainly in that era of our culture. now let's talk about jazz. since those early days of -- certainly not the early days of jazz but the early days of your career. how has it evolved or changed, or has it changed at all. >> it's changed geographically. new orleans, kansas city style, that's a city. chicago style, that's a city. east coast, new york. while there was a san francisco style they called it west coast school. so we're just part of the evolution guys that came out of here. >> thanks for playing this morning you certainly made our morning. >> you know history is repeating itself because my youngest son is playing with me tonight. he's from san francisco. and he's doing all the kinds of things i used to do here. played jazz, classical joints everything. so he's going to be playing with me too. >> go tonight and listen to the brubech's then. -- brubechs then. >>> we have a look at ben crosby getting ready for an appearance nearly 40 years ago. >>> a conversation with trumpeter herb alb
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
for the united states, it's perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are. >> was america destined to gun down it's brightest stars? it seemed so the night of california's 1968 presidential primary election. robert kennedy had just won with 46% of the vote. he would thank his supporters for the victory that seemed almost certain to take him to the presidency. leaving the podium, on his way to meet with reporters, he took a shortcut through the kitchen. then america's hope already so badly battered by the murder of martin luther king was dashed into darkness by the bullet of one small man. >> oh my god. senator kennedy has been shot. >> jesus why. >> shoot it, shoot it. >> my brother need not be idolized or in large in death beyond what he was in life, to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and tried to right it. saw suffering and tried to heal it, saw war and tried to stop it. those of us who loved him and who take him to his rest today, pray that what he was to us, and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. as he said many times, in ma
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